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Miscellaneous Event | 4/19

Shakespeare in Action Workshop for Families: Birthday Celebration

Visitors can dance, sing, earn stage combat and more to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday. Best for ages 7 to 14. See all Shakespeare in Action Workshop for Families: Birthday Celebration locations Folger Shakespeare Library (2 locations)

 
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Museum

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600
 
3.

Exhibit | Through 6/15

Shakespeare's the Thing

In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday anniversary, the Folger staff is showing off some of its favorite objects among the collection, including early editions of plays, forgeries and a sanskrit translation of "Hamlet." The free exhibition's opening coincides with the premiere of Folger Theatre's "Richard III," which, under the direction of playwright Robert Richmond, will be the first production to be performed in the round at Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
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Theater

Folger Theatre

201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077
 
5.  

Performing Arts | 5/28 - 6/1

Cymbeline

Fiasco Theater puts a musical spin on Shakespeare's romance play. Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
6.

Performing Arts | 4/17 - 5/25

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Fiasco Theater stages Shakespeare's comedy. Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
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Miscellaneous Location

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

212 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-543-4200
 
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Miscellaneous Location

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

118 Third St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-543-0053
 
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Museum

Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans

320 A St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-547-4273
 
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Museum

Supreme Court of the United States

1 First St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-479-3000
 
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Miscellaneous Event | 5/1

The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited

Lea Vandervelde, professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, discusses "Dred Scott in Context," about a slave who sued for his freedom in 1857. See all The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited locations Supreme Court of the United States (2 locations)

 
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Museum

Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg.

101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000
 
13.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

Ongoing exhibits:

View images of Earth taken from satellites. At the Madison Building. See all Ongoing exhibits: locations Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. (68 locations)

 
14.

Performing Arts | Through 7/26

ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond

An exhibition celebrating ASCAP's past 100 years includes materials from the ASCAP Foundation's collection in the library's music division. At the Madison Building. Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000

 
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Restaurant | $

Burrito Brothers

(2 locations)
 
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Restaurant | $

Sweetgreen

(6 locations)
 
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Restaurant, Bar/Club | $$

Sonoma

223 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-8088
 
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Restaurant | $

La Lomita Dos

308 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-0616
 
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Restaurant | $

Pete's Diner & Carryout

212 Second St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7335
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

201 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-547-8676
 
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Bar/Club

Capitol Lounge

231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-547-2098
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg.

10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000
 
23.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

Permanent collection

The largest library in the world and the oldest in the U.S., the Library of Congress houses millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. At the Jefferson Building. See all Permanent collection locations Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. (5 locations)

 
24.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 9/20

A Thousand Years of the Persian Book

An exhibition exploring Persia's literary tradition. Featured materials range from illustrated manuscripts to contemporary publications. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-4604

 
25.

Exhibit | Through 5/31

A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

A photo exhibition of 40 black-and-white images from the march. Images by the daily press, independent photographers and others. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-9779

 
26.

Exhibit | 6/19 - 6/20/15

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

An exhibition featuring historical records, personal accounts, photography and more explores the challenges, results and events that led to the passage of the civil rights act. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-4604

 
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Exhibit | Through 3/21/15

Herblock Looks at 1964

The next installation in the Library of Congress's ongoing display of 10 original drawings by cartoonist Herbert L. Block. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-4604

 
28.

Music Event | 4/24

Daniel Muller-Schott and Simon Trpcheski

Cellist Muller-Schott and pianist Trpcheski play works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
29.

Music Event | 5/2

Koussevitzky Legacy Celebration

In honor of Serge Koussevitzky's career and the work the conductor, composer and bassist has done for other composers since his death, the foundation's board members curated a program of works by composers who have received aid from the foundation. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
30.

Music Event | 5/30

Steep Canyon Rangers and Dailey & Vincent

At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
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Miscellaneous Location

Capitol Visitor Center

First and East Capitol streets NE, Washington, DC | 202-226-8000
 
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Miscellaneous Location

John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-3302
 
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Restaurant |

Jimmy T's Place

501 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-546-3646
 
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Restaurant | $

Cosi

(11 locations)
 
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Restaurant | $

Good Stuff Eatery

(3 locations)
 
36.

Museum

Sewall-Belmont House

144 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC | 202-546-1210
 
37.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

A Woman Speaking to Women

An exhibit highlighting the early feminist movement through the work of Nina Allender. Sewall-Belmont House 144 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC | 202-546-1210

 
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Restaurant | $

We, the Pizza

303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4008
 
39.

Book Event | 4/18

Andres Neuman

An Argentine-Spanish will discuss his novel "Talking to Ourselves" about a road trip a father takes with his young son. At the Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater. Mary Pickford Theater 101 Independence Avenue SE - 3rd floor - James Madison Building, Washington, DC | 202-707-5677

 
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Theater

Mary Pickford Theater

101 Independence Avenue SE - 3rd floor - James Madison Building, Washington, DC | (202)707-5677
 
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Restaurant | $$

Bearnaise

315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-450-4800
 
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Miscellaneous Location

William Penn House

515 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC | 202-543-5560
 
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Bar/Club

Hawk & Dove

329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-547-0030
 
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Miscellaneous Event | 8/18

19th Street Band

See all 19th Street Band locations Hawk & Dove (3 locations)

 
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Bar/Club

The Pour House

319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-546-0779
 
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Bar/Club

Top of the Hill

319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-546-7782
 
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Bar/Club

Tune Inn

331 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-543-2725
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Miscellaneous Location

St. Peter's Catholic Church

312 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC
 
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Miscellaneous Location

American Legion Post 8

224 D St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-543-9163
 
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Miscellaneous Location

Capitol South Metro Station

355 First Street, SE, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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